IBM's POWER7 and DB2 a Powerful Pair

Friday Feb 12th 2010 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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DB2 takes full advantage of IBM’s new POWER7 architecture.

IBM has recently announced its new POWER7 microprocessor architecture along with the 4 new SYSTEM p servers (IBM Power 780 / 770 / 775 / 750) that utilize it.

The development teams for both DB2 and POWER7 worked closely together and DB2 takes full advantage of POWER7’s:

  • Simultaneous Multithreading
  • 8 cores with 4 threads each, per chip
  • Improvements in memory management

The duo also delivers better energy efficiency and lower overall costs.

Users of the free DB2 Express-C can benefit from the POWER7 architecture as well since Express-C can run on a Linux LPAR on a System p or System i server.

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